Historical Events For July - 23
Thursday, 27 July 2017
1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR on July - 23.
1960 On July - 23 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1961 On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1961 Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75 on this day in history.
1964 On July - 23 egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
1964 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1965 Beatles "Help" is released in the UK on this day in history.
1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on July - 23.
1966 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
1967 On July - 23 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
1967 On this day in history pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1967 On July - 23 race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit
1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on July - 23.
1968 PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on July - 23.
1968 On this day in history race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history deli Floyd, writer, dies
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
1972 The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on July - 23.
1973 Ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die on this day in history.
1973 On July - 23 eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
1974 On this day in history greek military dictatorship collapses
1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history wings release "Let 'em In"
1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64 on July - 23.
1977 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges on this day in history.
1977 On July - 23 rené de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
1978 Israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas on this day in history.
1979 On July - 23 e Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops
1979 On this day in history keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
1980 On July - 23 billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
1980 On July - 23 river of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter